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Instant Deck Tech: Infinite Possibility Storm (Pioneer)

Nov 07 // by SaffronOlive

A few weeks ago we played a crazy, adventure-themed Possibility Storm combo deck in Modern. Can the deck make the leap to Pioneer, even though Primal Surge isn't in the format? On Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-White Lifegain Angels (Pioneer)

Nov 06 // by SaffronOlive

Mono-White Lifegain Angels sounds more like a casual kitchen table deck than a competitive Pioneer list, but apparently the pile of big Angels and lifegain synergies can actually compete in the format!

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Instant Deck Tech: Awakening Ascendancy (Pioneer)

Nov 05 // by SaffronOlive

It's Pioneer week here in Instant Deck Tech land! Today we look at the the storm-style combo deck of the format, Awakening Ascendancy which looks to go infinite with Jeskai Ascendancy and Sylvan Awakening!

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Instant Deck Tech: GR Sneak Attack (Pioneer)

Nov 04 // by SaffronOlive

It's Pioneer week in Instant Deck Tech land! First up we have a deck that can potentially win the game on turn three with the help of a hasty Ilharg cheating Worldspine Wurm into play: GR Sneak Attack!

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Instant Deck Tech: *Bleep*, There Are Some Squirrels (Modern)

Oct 31 // by SaffronOlive

Fishbowl Thursday is a place for firsts. Take this week for example, it's the first time I've ever had to bleep out a word in the name of a deck. Is it possible to make infinite Squirrels in Modern? On Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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Instant Deck Tech: Pioneer Bogles (Pioneer)

Oct 30 // by SaffronOlive

Most people hear about a new format and immediately wonder what cool and fun things they can do in it. Others hear about a new format and immediately wonder if they can make Bogles work in it.

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Instant Deck Tech: UB Mill Control (Standard)

Oct 29 // by SaffronOlive

On Budget Magic a few weeks ago we played a all-in Mono-Blue Mill deck. What happens if mill goes slower and control join forces? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Five-Color Birds (Modern)

Oct 28 // by SaffronOlive

Can Gilded Goose joined Birds of Paradise to make a five-color flying tribal deck work in Modern?

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Instant Deck Tech: Forever Young Combo (Standard)

Oct 24 // by SaffronOlive

Is playing X-creatures so they die when the hit the battlefield to trigger cards like Midnight Reaper and Cruel Celebrant a legitimate plan in Standard? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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Instant Deck Tech: 95 Card UB Teachings (Pauper)

Oct 23 // by SaffronOlive

Can playing 95 cards be a legitimate win condition in Pauper in a deck overflowing with counters, removal and tutors? Apparently so!

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Instant Deck Tech: Sultai Cat Food (Standard)

Oct 22 // by SaffronOlive

We've seen Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven be powerful in decks like Rakdos Aristocrats, but what happens when you add Trail of Crumbs to the Food combo mix? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Kethis Combo (Modern)

Oct 21 // by SaffronOlive

Before rotation Kethis, the Hidden Hand was one of the best combo decks in Standard, can it make the leap to Modern with the help of Emry and various Moxen? Let's discuss.

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Instant Deck Tech: Warp World Combo (Modern)

Oct 17 // by SaffronOlive

Is it possible to build a competitive Warp World deck in Modern? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it is!

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Instant Deck Tech: Wish Fit (Legacy)

Oct 16 // by SaffronOlive

Wishclaw Talisman is a powerful card, especially if the opponent never gains control of it, but it it strong enough to make Guardian Beast into a Legacy playable?

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Instant Deck Tech: Mono-Blue Tempo (Standard)

Oct 15 // by SaffronOlive

With the rotation of Curious Obsession it seems that Mono-Blue Tempo was dead (hooray!) Well, somehow the counterspell tribal deck has managed to adapt and survive in Throne of Eldraine Standard.

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Instant Deck Tech: Fires Turns (Modern)

Oct 14 // by SaffronOlive

While Fires of Invention is powerful, it comes with a big downside: you can only cast two spells each turn. How can we get around this drawback? Taking all the turns of course!

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Instant Deck Tech: Fervent Sunforger Combo (Modern)

Oct 10 // by SaffronOlive

Sunforger is a Commander staple. Can Fervent Champion turn it into a game-ending combo piece in Modern? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Dubious Challenge (Modern)

Oct 09 // by SaffronOlive

Traditionally building around Dubious Challenge has lived up to its name. Can the addition of Charming Prince make the wacky sorcery into a came wining play?

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Instant Deck Tech: Golos Fires (Standard)

Oct 08 // by SaffronOlive

So far Fires of Invention and Golos, Tireless Pilgrim have been two of the most important cards in Throne of Eldraine Standard. What happen if we run them both together in the same deck? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Grumgully Combo Goblins (Modern)

Oct 07 // by SaffronOlive

Goblins have been on the rise in Modern since the release of Modern Horizons, but thanks to Grumgully the Generous the deck has a brand new line of attack: an infinite damage combo to back up the Goblin beats!

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Instant Deck Tech: Irencrag Dragonstorm (Modern)

Oct 03 // by SaffronOlive

What's better than using Irencrag Feat to play a fast card? Using it to play a fast Dragonstorm to tutor out a game-ending board full of Dragons!

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Instant Deck Tech: Esper Doom (Standard)

Oct 02 // by SaffronOlive

Today for our Throne of Eldraine week Instant Deck Tech we look at the return to Stax in Standard with Esper Doom!

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Instant Deck Tech: Karn's Cauldron (Standard)

Oct 01 // by SaffronOlive

What's better than using The Cauldron of Eternity to reanimate a bunch of creatures? Turning it into a massive 12/12 beater with the help of Karn, the Great Creator!

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Instant Deck Tech: Emry Ascendancy Combo (Modern)

Sep 30 // by SaffronOlive

It's Throne of Eldraine week here in Instant Deck Tech lands, and we kick things off with a look at one of the most interesting Modern decks to come from the set: Emry Ascendancy Combo!

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Instant Deck Tech: Foodgaak (Standard)

Sep 26 // by SaffronOlive

It wasn't that long ago that Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis was breaking Modern. Can Feasting Troll-King be a Foody version of Hogaak in Modern? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Leyline Wave Elves (Modern)

Sep 25 // by SaffronOlive

Can Leyline of Abundance make a new Elf heavy Genesis Wave combo deck in Modern? Let's discuss!

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Instant Deck Tech: Mardu Knights (Standard)

Sep 24 // by SaffronOlive

Throne of Eldraine is here, and while we don't have any tournament winning decks to discuss yet, we can look ahead to our new Standard format with some test list. First up, one of the most hyped tribes from the set: Knights!

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Instant Deck Tech: Wrenn and Six Gruul (Modern)

Sep 23 // by SaffronOlive

After spending all of Magic Fest Vegas telling us how Wrenn and Six is bad, Richard finally built a Wrenn and Six deck...and 5-0ed! So today we're looking at a Richard special, Wrenn and Six Gruul!

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Instant Deck Tech: Heartless Triggers (Modern)

Sep 05 // by SaffronOlive

Can Heartless Summoning support an artstocrats style combo deck in Modern? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it can!

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Instant Deck Tech: Five-Color Superfriends (Modern)

Sep 04 // by SaffronOlive

Is playing planeswalker after planeswalker - starting on turn two - a legit plan for Modern? Let's discuss!